Alamo Bowl

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The Alamo Bowl is a bowl game held at the Alamodome in San Antonio, Texas since 1993.

Originally, the Alamo Bowl was created to give a tie-in to the Southwest Conference, and their opponents would come from the Pac-10. Unfortunately, as part of the chaos which led to the SWC's breakup three years later, only two teams were bowl-eligible in 1993, and the Alamo was slated for the SWC's third choice. In the following two seasons, the SWC was able to meet its commitment, but by this time the bowl had already realized it needed to find another tie-in.

Beginning in 1996, the bowl began matching a Big Ten Conference team against the SWC's successor, the Big 12 Conference. That arrangement remained in place until 2010, when the Pac-10 returned in place of the Big Ten. During this time, the bowl's place in the Big 12 hierarchy has increased; the bowl used to receive the conference's fifth pick, but is now third in line behind the BCS (Fiesta Bowl, generally) and the Cotton Bowl.

Results

31 DEC 1993 California 37 Iowa 3
31 DEC 1994 Washington State 10 Baylor 3
28 DEC 1995 Texas A&M 22 Michigan 20
29 DEC 1996 Iowa 27 Texas Tech 0
30 DEC 1997 Purdue 33 Oklahoma State 20
29 DEC 1998 Purdue 37 Kansas State 34
28 DEC 1999 Penn State 24 Texas A&M 0
30 DEC 2000 Nebraska 66 Northwestern 17
29 DEC 2001 Iowa 19 Texas Tech 16
28 DEC 2002† Wisconsin 31 Colorado 28
29 DEC 2003 Nebraska 17 Michigan State 3
29 DEC 2004 Ohio State 33 Oklahoma State 7
28 DEC 2005 Nebraska 32 Michigan 28
30 DEC 2006 Texas 26 Iowa 24
29 DEC 2007‡ Penn State 24 Texas A&M 17
29 DEC 2008† Missouri 30 Northwestern 23
02 JAN 2010 Texas Tech 41 Michigan State 31
29 DEC 2010 Oklahoma State 36 Arizona 10
29 DEC 2011 Baylor 67 Washington 56
29 DEC 2012 Texas 31 Oregon State 27
30 DEC 2013 Oregon 30 Texas 7

† - denotes overtime ‡ - win vacated

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